VBS_3 – Functions

There are many built in functions in VBScript.  A function is a block of code that performs a task and then returns a value.  Functions are pre-defined  and can be used by simply calling on their name.

Date and Time Functions
There are many built-in functions in VBScript for working with numbers, dates, and times.
Examples:

  • Date – returns the system date
  • Timereturns the system time
  • Nowreturns the current date and time

Example Code:

DIM currentTimeSingle

currentTImeSingle = TIme
msgbox currentTimeSingle

Note : in terms of code – there is nothing special about the name of the variable- it could have been anything.  The name chosen is to communicate to people who read the code so they know what it is and what type it is.

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 ASSIGNMENT

After working through the above example…

Use Notepad++ or some such program and create a script that:

  • Declares a variable called dateSingle
  • Assign the Date function to the dateSingle variable
  • Displays a message box with the message, “The current date is: current date”  Where “current date” is the actual date.

Save your script file and run it to test it.  Then hand in your code as a .txt file.

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